At least when most women were single they tended to have a more active social life. Now, as married women, many with kids, there is just too much to do to add girlfriend time to the schedule. And with research showing a decrease in our confidantes, when women do have time to get away, we frequently choose to spend this time alone since it takes less energy to be alone than to make new friends.
A sense of disconnection is twice as damaging to our body as obesity and is as harmful as smoking 15 cigarettes a day. Lonely brains release higher levels of cortisol, the stress hormone, which impairs the cardiovascular system and can increase the risk of heart disease. Depression rises in conjunction with our lack of meaningful connections. To turn a blind eye to our longings for belonging helps no one.
I've been there ~
Answer by CeeCee333 at 5:22 PM on May. 10, 2011
I don't really think I'm lonely but I do wish I had a few girlfriends that I could hang out with once in awhile...I'm fine with my own company but it would be nice if when I did get a break I could go blow off some steam with some friends instead of just sitting in the house by myself lol
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